Building on Armadale’s reputation for expansive living, exceptional design and exclusive luxury, Sutherland is an address of contemporary sophistication for a new generation.
Manuel Gamucio, the project’s lead architect from award-winning firm CHT, says the landscape was one of the key elements of the design.
“We included large garden areas which run around the building so that residents are able to enjoy natural views out over the trees,” he says. “The façade, meanwhile, comprises natural finishes and gorgeous plantings to further increase the connection with the surrounding environment.”
Inside the boutique collection of just 23 apartments and singular penthouse, interior design studio SORA has crafted a carefully considered palette of materials and fittings.
Chosen in keeping with the façade, each home can be upgraded with classic-look chevron flooring and timeless stone benchtops in kitchens and bathrooms. Adding to the elegance these spaces exude, there’s a choice of pale oak or burned oak joinery complemented by refined gold-toned detailing.
“We wanted to introduce elements of mid-century design to reflect that style of architecture in Armadale,” notes Jessica Kazenwadel, the SORA’s senior interior designer. “We also wanted to include higher-end finishes, such as natural stone and timber.”
To the south-east of the CBD, Armadale is one of the most coveted suburbs in Melbourne. Its laidback village vibe is tempered by the wealth of modern amenities found along the renowned High Street and Glenferrie Road shopping strips — both of which are just a short walk from Sutherland’s doorstep.
Residents can enjoy freshly baked goods from Philippa’s or brunch at Le Petit Prince before browsing the many designer outlets to be found in these vibrant precincts. Closer to home, Malvern Central has both a David Jones department store and Woolworths, as well as retail outlets and a variety of eateries.
The south-east is an attractive education catchment zone and Armadale is particularly well-serviced for private primary and secondary schools. St Mary’s, St Joseph’s and Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic primary schools are all within easy reach while Lauriston Girls’ School, Prahran College and Prahran High School are also nearby.
Trams along Dandenong Road or trains from nearby Malvern station provide easy and direct access to the CBD just seven kilometres away.
Armadale is a tightly-held blue-chip suburb where houses are well out of reach for many home buyers. Sutherland is an exclusive opportunity for those looking for apartment prices but the space of a house.